Grateful Dead Live at Glens Falls Civic Center on 1981-05-05
flac16; 2 Nak 300 shotguns > Sony TC-D5M > Maxell XLIIS tape (Jeff Silberman's guns on Howard Shame's bodies); Mic Config: "primitive DIN" pointing the mics directly at the stacks forming a "Y"; Mic Location: first row behind the soundboard cage; Sony D5 > Edirol UA5 custom Oade Mod > USB > IBM R40/WindowsXP Pro > Sound Forge 5.0 > WAV > CDR > EAC > Windows XP Pro > FLAC Frontend > FLAC16; taped and transferred byt Doug Mow; CDR> flac by Alex Ford
Subject: Good Energy Show
Subject: Spring Tour 1981
Subject: Again, Mr. Silberman's Naks Win This AUD Comparison.
The Boyz are in fine, fine form again tonight. The extra song in each set is a treat. After the torture of upping May 2nd to five stars (which it rightfully deserves), I'm starting to get a bit frustrated trying not to hand out five stars to every show I review. But it's very hard denying this show the max with all these other '80 - '81 shows. Oh well, embarrassment of riches. So sad. ;^ )
The three major reasons why I have no problem with five stars, besides being a fucking great show, is that Jerry is in very good voice and they really do rip it up at the end. And there aren't any late clunkers to spoil the high energy level. If there's one thing I hate most of all, besides the horrible vocals and cheese that would come later, is a second set song that draws, drains, saps, or sucks all the electricity The Boyz build up over 2 1/2 hours. There's nothing here tonight to ruin a perfectly wild extravaganza, thank goodness. Even Drumz is good (which I never comment on). My only little beef is that they paused for a second to recombobulate themselves for J.B.Goode. Running straight through would have been totally, totally kick-ass. This show smokes from top to bottom. I'm not exactly sure what you were listening to JamsOnly, but it sure wasn't this show???
I've always felt blessed for having seen these guys in their prime. '80 and '81 sure were something else!!! Hey, anybody know a perfectly awful show I can give two stars too?
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Good Show
Subject: Don't Ease at its worst.
Subject: Nice recording, good ambience
Subject: The best version but one flaw
Subject: What a Second Set
Subject: really special show
Thanks Doug for this incredibly clear and sweet capture of the show - if there were more than 5 stars I'd give them in a New York minute. Peace
Subject: Gone are the days
Subject: Very nice...
Subject: A Grateful Dead Virgin
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Full 'Live' sound
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